Easter Basket Ideas for Preschoolers

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Easter Basket Ideas for Preschoolers

Easter is right around the corner and if you’re like me you’ve been racking your brain trying to think of great things to put in your child’s Easter basket. We always try and keep it simple. We definitely don’t want Easter turning into another Christmas and want our children to learn that not every holiday is a huge gift-giving event.

We’ve always used the same guidelines each year since our son was born… simple. The Easter Bunny will only bring what will fit in the Easter baskets (except for the eggs filled with treats that he hides everywhere).

This year is no different. I went to a few different places to score the awesome loot found in my kids Easter baskets this year but didn’t spend more than $25 per basket and were purchased at Target (both the Easter section and $1 section) & See’s Candies.

Here are our Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Preschoolers:

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

  • Mini LEGO packs – found at the LEGO store and at Target or other retailers (pictured)
  • $1 Section at Target finds like:
  • chalk (pictured)
  • sun glasses (pictured)
  • bug catcher gear (pictured)
  • See’s mini chocolate bunny & duck lollipop (pictured)
  • Rise of the Guardians DVD – or any other DVD they might be into
  • wrist watch
  • jump rope
  • bubbles (we LOVE Gymboree bubbles!)
  • Hot Wheels cars

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

  • Mini LEGO packs – found at the LEGO store and at Target or other retailers (pictured)
  • $1 Section at Target finds like:
  • chalk (pictured)
  • sun glasses (pictured)
  • hair ties (pictured)
  • EOS lip gloss (pictured)
  • Princess wrist watch (pictured)
  • bug catcher gear (because what little sister doesn’t want to catch bugs with her big bro?) (pictured)
  • See’s mini chocolate bunny & duck lollipop (pictured)
  • Minnie Mouse DVD – or any other DVD they might be into

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

We’ll be stuffing fun stickers, temporary tattoos and See’s jelly beans in the plastic Easter eggs as well to hide for our family Easter egg hunt before brunch as well.

What do you add to your child’s Easter basket?

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  1. Great ideas! Perfect choices without being ALL candy!
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  2. Mariah says:

    What a great post! I went this route this year too. Instead of getting tons of candy, I got my little man one candy item and then actually bought him two bigger toys that I knew he would enjoy rather than just a bunch of little things.
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  3. Cinny says:

    Too cute! I didn’t even know there were duck lollipops but the bug catcher…I sense that’ll be a big hit!
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  4. Those are great ideas. We have a system we use. 1 item that is educational. 1 item just for fun. 1 fashion (boys it’s a new tie or a new suit if they’ve outgrown their current one- for church. For girls it’s a hair bow and a new easter dress). And then we have a little candy.

    For my kids when they were toddlers; the educational item was a DVD like Signing time or Veggie tales. Something that taught them something important. Or a new book they’ve been wanting.
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  5. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon
    Twitter: Kathleenkl
    says:

    These are some really great basket suggestions. Thanks for sharing them! Have a very Blessed Easter!!

  6. What a great basket! My kids would love the mini-Lego packs. They aren’t a fan of bugs so the bug catcher wouldn’t work for them but I got them both butterfly nets which I know they’ll be excited about.
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  7. Shanaka
    Twitter: mamabeedoes
    says:

    These look great. I love shopping the $1 Target bins. I have yet to put together baskets yet… procrastinate much lol! I hope your family has a very happy Easter.
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